Delaware officials expand access to medical marijuana
Delaware Governor John Carney signed into law a bill that will expand access to medical marijuana treatment for state veterans and other residents, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder on Wednesday.
The legislation was sponsored by Senator Margaret Rose Henry. Representative Paul Baumbach and Representative Helene Keeley. It passed the General Assembly with support from members of both parties. The law takes away the requirement that a psychiatrist must authorize a patient with PTSD to get medical marijuana.
It also makes the process consistent with patients suffering from other debilitating conditions treatable by medical marijuana in Delaware.
Governor Carney says, This is a common sense, and compassionate amendment to Delaware's medical marijuana law that will expand access to treatment for Delaware veterans and others who live every day with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. Thank you to Senator Henry, Representative Baumbach, Representative Keeley, and all members of the General Assembly for their leadership on this issue."